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Kelly Barker #1

The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian

Artist: Kelly Barker

Banned/Challenged Book: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Reason for Banning: Book contains content issues about alcohol, bullying, profanity and sexual issues.

Excerpt from Artist’s Statement: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian shows the struggles of a Native American youth to fit into the dominant and dominating White culture. My medium is Lego, which gets at this simple point what better way to point out how childish it is to ban books than to build the cover out of a children’s toy.

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